Typically, Buffalo, Bighorn Sheep and Grizzly Bears are found wandering the backwoods or enjoying life in their own territory. But in Helena, Montana, you’ll find these wild animals frolicking with each other right here in our very own downtown! No, we haven’t opened a zoo or even a wildlife park. These animals, 37 in all, have joined with other indigenous Montana animals such as Cutthroat Trout, Bobcats, Antelope, Otters and traditional horses at Helena’s favorite family entertainment attraction, the Great Northern Carousel. Complete with bright flashing lights, grand-sounding organ music and distinctive glass work from local artist, Mary Harris, the Carousel is in itself a work of art.
The rounding boards at the Carousel all reflect local scenes, such as the Helena Civic Center, the state Capitol Building, the Historic Blue Stone Castle, the Sleeping Giant, and Lewis and Clark’s Gates of the Mountains, to name a few.
With over 24 flavors — from Moose Tracks to Cotton Candy — your cone, shake, float or sundae will stand out.
The Carousel also offers the best party room in town. Whatever your celebration — kid’s birthday, family friendly business event, anniversary part, ice cream social — call us today and make your reservation. Whether for amusement, appreciation of the arts, yummy ice cream or special occasions, the Great Northern Carousel is sure to tempt and delight all your senses!
The Great Northern Town Center StayCation is awesome, easy and refreshing. I just wanted to share this idea with you. Keep it in your back pocket, because you never know when you’ll need to just drive away from the everyday with your family. This totally does the trick!